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Multiple arrests made in connection to San Luis border entry breach

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - We have an update on the group of non-citizens that rushed through a border entry in San Luis last Friday.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is confirming that officers made multiple arrests. According to CBP, approximately 30 individuals ran through the border entry into the U.S. However, there are no specific details on if all of them were caught and their whereabouts now.


On May 28, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. a group of approximately 30 non-citizens rushed the Port of San Luis attempting to forcefully gain entry into the U.S. from Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers maintained their enforcement posture to secure the border which resulted in the temporary suspension of port operations. Northbound and southbound operations have resumed under heightened alert with reduced lanes.

-CBP Spokesperson

CBP went on to say, "multiple arrests were made and they were processed."

The video shows the non-citizens going in between cars and doing whatever they can to not get caught. At one point an officer was able to tackle a man down to the ground.

I spoke to a witness who recorded these tense moments. She was heading into Mexico at the time of the breach.

“I just think it's crazy to see this especially, firsthand, because you sometimes hear on the news, but seeing it firsthand people running into the U.S. just like that, without any other thinking, it was just like 1-2-3 let's go into the U.S.,” Brenda Lee said.

CBP eventually suspended port operations but resumed the next day under heightened alert with reduced lanes.

The San Luis Police Department did not get involved in this particular incident although they tell me they do assist CBP when necessary.

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